double accusatives

C.R. Selvakumar selvakum at VALLUVAR.UWATERLOO.CA
Thu Jul 30 18:45:27 UTC 1998

Vidyanath wrote:


@The basic problem is that the definition of `direct object' depends on
@the precise semantics of the verb. When semantics changes, the syntax
@may or may not change in step [compare yaj]. We need to keep this in
@mind before looking at passivization.

     This is exactly my point too. Semantics or semantic angle
     of the verb is important. The same verb, roughly meaning the same
     action in two different language, may not have the same
     connectivity with object or objects in different languages.


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